Gender Pay Gap

You’ve heard of the pay gap, but have you heard of the pension gap?

  The gender pay gap is finally getting the column inches it deserves. By 30 March all public bodies in the UK have to report details of their gender pay gaps to the Government Equalities Office, and all companies with over 250 employees must do the same by 4 April. What we’re seeing from the
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What the Pay Gap Looks Like in Britain – The Instant Group

According to the data revealed by the ONS, Britain has the fifth largest gender pay gap in Europe behind Estonia, Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria, but ahead of countries like Poland and Greece. In London, the gender pay gap has barely changed in over two decades, with full-time female employees earning 14.6% less per hour
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100 Years Since Women Got the Vote – But Our Society is Still Sexist?

It is inspiring in this centenary year to hear about the formidable work of the Suffragette and Suffragist movements, securing for women the right to vote and stand for election – it’s part of the basic history of our “island story” that is seldom told. Much has been achieved as a result of this change
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Technology will Widen Pay Gap and Hit Women Hardest – Davos Report

Research into jobs finds men’s dominance in IT and biotech is reversing trend towards equality The gulf between men and women at work – in both pay and status – is likely to widen unless action is taken to tackle inequality in high-growth sectors such as technology, say researchers at this week’s World Economic Forum
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BBC Women Want Gender Pay Gap Fixed Now

BBC Women Want Wide Gender Pay Gap Fixed Now, Not in 3 Years Some of the leading female figures at the BBC are banding together to demand that the broadcaster’s embarrassing gender pay gap be resolved immediately rather than in several years, the timetable offered by top management. LONDON (AP) — Some of the BBC’s
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Equal Pay Laws Could Be Scrapped After Brexit

Equal pay laws could be scrapped after Brexit, women’s rights groups warn‘The whole legal edifice is vulnerable,’ according to Michael Ford, a professor of employment law at the University of Bristol Law School. Women won a record number of seats in the general election in June, but women’s groups fear Britain’s planned departure from the
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Women Paid Less than Men Rules US Federal Court

Women can get paid less than men based on difference in previous salary, rules US federal court The decision overturned a previous lower-court ruling, according to which pay differences based only on prior salaries were discriminatory under the country’s Equal Pay Act A US federal appeals court has ruled that employers are legally allowed to pay
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2017 and still fighting for Women’s Rights

Stronger rights considered for new and expectant mothers Extra legal protection for new and expectant mothers who feel they are being forced out of their jobs is being considered by the government. A consultation will be launched “in due course” on strengthening the existing law against such discrimination. The move is in response to last
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January 2017 Business News

UK unemployment falls even further thanks to women in the workplace. According to figures released from the Office of National Statistics, UK unemployment is at an 11-year low of just 4.8%, while weekly earnings excluding bonuses are rising by an average 2.6%. The UK now has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU,
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